Video clips coming soon. Please click here if you'd like to see some stills
I art directed, designed, storyboarded, and animated a title sequence, end credits and establishing
shots for Ben Elton's new BBC sitcom 'Upstart Crow'.
The show was directed by Matt Lipsey, produced by Gareth Edwards and stars David Mitchell and Liza Tarbuck.
I had a lot of fun finding original
Tudor woodcut reference materials. Many thanks to The Bishopsgate
Institute for letting me use some of their archive free of charge.
Once I'd created a storyboard and layouts, I worked with Martin Davey to create new background elements.
then combined his new background artwork with original 16th century
landscapes and buildings that I'd tinkered with in Photoshop.
Lots of the characters are original
Tudor woodcuts. Some I drew from scratch.
Finally, I animated the lot in After
Effects. A colour grade was added in the online by Rob Grainger.
like to think that even though the artwork was drawn by Martin, myself
and a lot of different Tudor folk, the artwork works as a whole.
I hope you also think the typeface works. I can't take credit for designing it, but did select it for the show.
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if you want to see more artwork from the show.
is an incredibly talented artist and I can highly recommend working
can see some of his work here.